Pope Francis is honoring his northern Italian roots by celebrating a special Mass in his father’s hometown.
FLOWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Twelve children were taken to the hospital after a possible chlorine leak at at YMCA pool in Mississippi, officials said.
LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — A Black family says racism prompted officials at a suburban Kansas City water park to cancel a private pool party for their 17-year-old son’s birthday during the weekend.
BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) — A suburban Phoenix baker is getting some sweet support after an order was canceled over her race.
DAYTON, Nev. (AP) — A 102-year-old northern Nevada woman known locally as “Motorcycle Mama” celebrated her latest birthday on the back of a Harley Davison.
DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — A Dickinson woman attributes her longevity to a healthy lifestyle and keeping busy.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City FC signed 14-year-old midfielder Maximo Carrizo to a homegrown contract Monday, making him the youngest first-team signing in MLS history.
A Michigan woman soon will celebrate a milestone birthday. How old? Well, look at her decorative upper arm.
A Maine family that long ago gave up on a lost family cat is being reunited more than six years and 1,500 miles later.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Police are trying to piece together how a 16-year-old ended up shot in the leg at a St. Paul birthday party.
LENOX, Mass. (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Thursday that its summer home in Tanglewood will host a full schedule of concerts this year for the first time since 2019.
HONG KONG (AP) — One of two people who attended a large gathering with senior Hong Kong officials and was believed to be infected with COVID-19 turned out to be a false positive, meaning about 80 of more than 180 attendees may no longer face a lengthy quarantine.
Parents of children too young to be vaccinated are facing difficult choices as COVID cases fueled by the omicron variant rise to record levels and every encounter seems risky.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — One of New Haven’s neighborhood icons is on the verge of having a street corner named after her as she marks her 100th birthday.
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Crown Prince Akishino, the younger brother of Emperor Naruhito, has complained about harsh criticism of his daughter’s recent marriage and suggested that the imperial family should be allowed to refute false and extreme attacks.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A body found floating in an Orlando lake has been identified as a man who went missing while celebrating his 24th birthday, police said.
Since the start of the pandemic, Associated Press editor Pia Sarkar tried to play it safe. She and her family stayed close to home, avoided large gatherings and limited themselves to outdoor activities.
Schoolchildren take the spotlight this week as the U.S. enters a new phase in COVID-19 vaccination aimed at curbing deaths, hospitalizations and more than a year of disrupted education.
They can make cakes sparkle, but decorative glitters can contain toxic metals and aren’t always safe to eat.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — An Alabama man who had been celebrating his birthday at a Mississippi casino died late Friday after he fell from the top of a parking garage, authorities said.
Flea had a funky birthday. So did the music school he co-founded that has become a Los Angeles institution.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Elizabeth Eckford, one of the nine Black students who first integrated Little Rock’s Central High School in 1957, celebrated her 80th birthday at the school with the help of about a dozen students.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska woman who is believed by many to be the oldest living American has celebrated her 115th birthday.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who reached his 100th birthday has been celebrated by the elementary school students he helps get through morning traffic and safely to class.
London has finally honored the late Princess Diana with a blue plaque at the place she called home in the two years before she married Prince Charles and her life in the goldfish bowl began.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Evansville woman turned 50 this week, but 16 turned out to be a more important number.
Millions of people have found solace during the pandemic in cuddling a dog or cat. For a few, comfort comes in other forms — those of a horse or a pig, perhaps a possum-like sugar glider or even a tarantula.
The economic ravages of COVID-19 are forcing some families in Zimbabwe to abandon the age-old tradition of taking care of their older people. Some roam the streets.